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At Nantucket Retreat, Biden Family Weighs Run for Second Term

  • Biden has momentum after midterms, but age remains concern
  • Current, former aides expect president to seek second term
President Joe Biden watches a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with First Lady Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden, grandson Beau, and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen in Nantucket.
President Joe Biden watches a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with First Lady Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden, grandson Beau, and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen in Nantucket.Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
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President Joe Biden and his family are tackling a weighty question during their Thanksgiving holiday retreat to the chilly quiet of Nantucket: whether he’ll seek a second term in 2024.

A final decision won’t be made on the Massachusetts island, where the Bidens are staying at a home owned by Carlyle Group Inc. co-founder and Bloomberg contributor David Rubenstein while enjoying beach walks, local restaurants and shopping. Biden insisted the weekend getaway was just a holiday celebration, but the president and his closest relatives are expected to discuss a potential re-election bid there and during the Christmas holidays, current and former aides say.